BANVILLE, John. The Cleave Trilogy [Eclipse, Shroud and Ancient Light]. London: Picador, 2000-2012.
8vo., 3 vols: black, brown and blue boards, with red and grey endpapers respectively, rose gold (Ancient Light) and gilt to spines, in the original unclipped pictorial jackets; pp. [xii], 3-244, [iv]; [viii], 3-214, [iv]; [viii], 3-407, [iii]; essentially fine copies, the text blocks perhaps a touch toned to vols 2 and 3.
First editions, signed by Banville to the title pages. The last book, Ancient Light, is the exclusive signed edition.
A trilogy of books concerning actor Alexander Cleave and his estranged daughter Cass. The series concluded with Ancient Light, which was not published until 2012.
“All of John Banville’s novels read as variations upon a premeditated theme, which I take to be the life of the imagination.” McMinn